This 26 mile circular trail is one of the most popular in the Williams Fork Valley. Trail users can start from the trailhead parking lot and follow either the South Fork of the Williams Fork or the Williams Fork River. The trail is suitable for both foot and horse use and many campsites are available. Parts of the upper trail are very steep, however, both the lower trails are moderate hikes.
This trail can be used to access the Ptarmigan Pass and Ute Peak Trails on the southwest end as well as Jones Pass on the east end. This is a long trail and if users are planning on hiking the entire distance, they should be prepared for medical emergencies, altitude sickness, hypothermia and dehydration.
Directions: From Granby, Travel west on Highway 40 approximately 14 miles to County Road 3/Forest Road 139. Travel south on Road 3/139 approximately 17 miles, passing Williams Fork Reservoir, to Forest Road 138. Go south on 138 approximately 8 miles to Forest Road 142, near South Fork and Sugarloaf Campgrounds. The trail can be accessed either at the Sugarloaf Campground or about 5 miles south on Road 142 at the South Fork Trailhead.
Elevation: 8,970 feet
Distance: 26 miles
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